Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus has named Kimberly Roach, RN, MSN, the new Dean of the Lee J. Marchant School of Nursing effective Aug. 1. Roach most recently served as Department Chair and Interim Dean. She replaces former Dean Montra Rienhardt who retired March 2022.

Roach has worked at Ivy Tech for 12 years and was employed as an oncology nurse in the 22 years prior. She began teaching at Ivy Tech as adjunct faculty in Health Sciences and Nursing before joining the Marchant School of Nursing full time in 2014.

“I look forward to leading Ivy Tech Bloomington’s growing nursing program and working collaboratively with college and community partners,” she said. “In the coming year, the program is anticipated to grow nearly 19% in order to fulfill the state’s need for qualified, career-ready nurses.”

In 2021-2022, Ivy Tech Bloomington’s Marchant School of Nursing accepted 160 students and is anticipated to increase to 190 students in 2022-2023.

Roach holds a master’s degree in Nursing from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Indianapolis.

Ivy Tech Community College offers more than 70 career and transfer programs, with courses that start multiple times per year for quicker entry and graduation. To get started, apply now at www.ivytech.edu.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.